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President Martelly arrives in Washington, D.C. for meeting at White House

WASHINGTON, DC (sentinel.ht) - The President of the Republic arrived in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday where he will participate in a series of activities that include delivering a speech at the famous Howard University, attending the National Prayer Breakfast and speaking with lawmakers on Capitol. The highlight of the trip will be the one-on-one, official meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House.

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WASHINGTON, DC (sentinel.ht) - The President of the Republic arrived in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday where he will participate in a series of activities that include delivering a speech at the famous Howard University, attending the National Prayer Breakfast and speaking with lawmakers on Capitol. The highlight of the trip will be the one-on-one, official meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House.

President Michel Martelly is accompanied by First Lady Sophia Martelly, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Pierre Richard Casimir, and Economy and Finance, Wilson Laleau. The National Palace said in a statement that the "official visit is to strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation existing between the two countries."

On the Head of State's schedule is the National Prayer Breakfast on February 6 and a meeting at the White House with his U.S. counterpart, Barack Obama.

The Head of State of Haiti will then speak at Howard University, the most prestigious African American university on February 5 at 4:30 PM at the School of Business Auditorium.

In addition, the President Martelly will meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and take part in a dinner at the Smithsonian Museum in the company of the highest political, diplomatic, business world as well as celebrities and media patrons.

In addition, the President of the Republic will be received on Capitol Hill where he will address the American senators and representatives.

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